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Final lanes of Eggners Ferry Bridge set to open this week

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AURORA, Ky. (AP) - State transportation officials expect the final lanes of the new Eggners Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky to open to traffic this week.

The Transportation Cabinet said in a news release that the public is invited to walk along the finished eastbound lanes on Wednesday before a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon. Officials opened what will be the westbound lanes to two-way traffic in the spring. The statement says all four lanes of the bridge will open to vehicle traffic around 1 p.m.

The span carries traffic from Aurora to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Crews have been working since early 2014 to finish the $133 million project. The statement says trail connections for a walkway along the bridge are still under construction.

The old span was demolished in July.

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